How stable is the NTFS support in Linux?

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How stable is the NTFS support in Linux?

Postby shaddack » Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:05 am

Hi.

I just bought an USB drive to store my music. It was formatted to NTFS. It seems to work well to store files on it using Linux. But I wonder how reliable the NTFS support is in Linux? Are there any risks to use the drive as NTFS from Linux?

I could ofcourse reformat it to EXT4 (or something) but I want to use the disk from windows systems as well so it would be great if it worked well with NTFS.
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Postby johnhudson » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:42 am

NTFS support in the kernel is not considered wholly reliable but most distros use NTFS-3g which works in userspace and is considered pretty solid. Check that you have NTFS-3g installed.
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Postby shaddack » Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:59 am

johnhudson wrote:NTFS support in the kernel is not considered wholly reliable but most distros use NTFS-3g which works in userspace and is considered pretty solid. Check that you have NTFS-3g installed.


Thanks! I will check it out.
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